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I decided to become a therapist after working several years in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. I recognized my ability to establish rapport with clients and felt a burning desire to find a way that I could better serve the populations I was working with. I decided to return to school to obtain my masters degree and seek licensure so that i could provide the one on one attention that my client needed.
The biggest barrier to finding quality treatment is accessability. In my time working as a therapist I have seen the demand for therapy skyrocket while the amount of professionals has remained constant, which has led to a situation where clients in dire need are subject to waiting several months just to schedule an intake session. There are also very few therapists who are available for after hours appointments which makes it difficult for clients to juggle their work schedules to meet their therapeutic needs.
Adolescent mental health
Adoption & foster care
Caregiver stress & support
Child mental health
All Savers Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Oxford Health Plans
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Parenting with Love and Limits provider, Savannah Family Institue
Advance Trauma-Focused CBT Trained, Rowan University
- Florida, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH19138
Masters Degree in Counseling Studies Degree, Capella University
I started out working as a case manager with children and families in the childwelfare system and learned a great deal about their challenges and needs. I went on to obtain my Masters degree so that I could provide the much needed one on one attention my clients deserved. I have worked as a clinician in a variety of settings which include therapeutic foster care, residential group care, as well as outpatient clients ranging in age from 5 years old to adult. My most recent position has been a mobile response team crisis counselor who works to stablize situations that would require law enforcement or psychiatric hospitalizations if intervention was not implemented. Some of the most common situations that would arise in this line of work would be clients who may present as suicidal, depressed, anxious, disruptive, or emotionally dysregulated.
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Tommy Shoriak, LMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Tommy Shoriak accepting new clients?
Yes, Tommy Shoriak is accepting new clients.
Does Tommy Shoriak accept insurance?
Yes, Tommy Shoriak accepts insurance, including All Savers Insurance, Cigna, Florida Blue, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
What types of therapy does Tommy Shoriak offer?
Tommy Shoriak offers therapy for families and individuals.
Does Tommy Shoriak offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Florida can book Tommy Shoriak for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Tommy Shoriak offer online therapy?
Yes, Tommy Shoriak offers online therapy to people in Florida.
How quickly can I see Tommy Shoriak?
Tommy Shoriak typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Tommy Shoriak speak?
Tommy Shoriak conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Tommy Shoriak online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Tommy Shoriak online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.